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The Canteen will be closed today 16.07.19 due to kitchen maintainance. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Food & Drink At

The Canteen

A waterfront restaurant, with a passion for local, seasonal produce, our food menus offer globally inspired fresh, wholesome, great quality food. Don't forget to check out our daily changing range of cakes available on our servery too.

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Takeaway At

The Canteen


We can make most of our food and drinks available to takeaway, just come in and order at the till.



We are a waterfront restaurant located in the historic barracks in the Hotwalls. Run by our fantastic team of staff, we have been lucky enough to be serving the people of Old Portsmouth and beyond since July 2016. The arches in the Hotwalls have been left derelict for a number of years, so when the council announced their plans to regenerate the area, we were excited to get involved. With our enthusiastic team of chefs led by Head Chef Stacey, busy in the kitchen, we offer a delicious breakfast and lunch menu, extending our opening hours in the summer months to offer dinner too. We are continually adapting our food offering with the changing seasons and wherever possible our food is sourced locally, from independent suppliers. With our fresh fruit and veg from The Fruit Basket in Gosport, and daily bread deliveries from long-established Happy Toast Bakery, we enjoy building solid, long lasting relationships with local people who help us to put excellent food on your plate!

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Private Hire At

The Canteen

Situated on Old Portsmouth’s historic waterfront, The Canteen provides an iconic backdrop for any special occasion. This unique venue is available for private hire for your evening event anytime of the year.


We can cater for a minimum of 40 and a maximum of 80 people. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or hosting a corporate meeting, we ask you to choose one of our food packages to compliment your event.

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